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China ‘is not a ‘partner’ whose word you can take’

Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy says China has spent years ‘trying to pretend’ it can peacefully convince Taiwan to join the People’s Republic, but Taiwanese have watched what China is doing to its ‘own citizens’. “. “China is proving not to be a partner you can take their word for,” Mr Conroy told Sky News

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What we know about the new Langya virus detected in China

Experts say Australians need ‘no need to panic’ over the emergence of a new virus in China, which has infected at least 35 people so far. The virus, named Langya henipavirus (LayV), is believed to have originated in animals, most likely shrews – small furry mammals that look like mice. Professor Adrian Esterman, chair of

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China warns nonconformists days after military drills

China on Wednesday sworn zero tolerance for “separatist activities” in Taiwan and reaffirmed that he would take the self-governing island by force if necessary. The warning from Beijing, which considers Taiwan its territory, came after days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises around the island sparked by US President Nancy Pelosi’s trip. Pelosi last week became

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Tesla China: Shanghai factory upgrade slashed sales last month

Tesla’s sharp decline comes as sales of new-energy vehicles in China more than doubled, as the world’s largest auto market aggressively encourages the switch to electric. You’re here (TSLA) delivered 28,217 electric vehicles from its Shanghai plant last month, up from 77,938 units in June, according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association

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